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Aksioma, Zavod za sodobne umetnosti, Ljubljana
http://www.aksioma.org
aksioma005@gmail.com
Jakopičeva ulica 11, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 250 830
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Janez Janša, Director and Producer
aksioma007@gmail.com
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Marcela Okretič, Producer
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Past Events
  • 20 October to 21 October 2017
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša with Greek subtitles, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at NeMe Arts Centre in Limasol, Cyprus
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  • 1 October 2017
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia) at Cinema Mărăști in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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  • 7 September to 22 September 2017
    The world without us, a group exhibition curated by Inke Arns and co-produced by Aksioma Institute, at Mali salon Gallery in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 11 May to 25 May 2017
    No Photographs, a solo exhibition by Dorotea Škrabo (Aksioma Institute), at Filodrammatica Gallery in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 4 May to 9 May 2017
    Neža Knez, Lucija Jankovec, Maja Hodošček, Olja Grubić, Kristina Aleksova and Živa Petrič, organised by the ŠKUC Association, coproduced by (Aksioma Institute), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tirana in Tirana, Albania
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  • 13 March 2017
    Name Readymade by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute) at SUSMA! Art as Activism in Times of Political Silencing at Angewandte Innovation Laboratory in Vienna, Austria
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  • 11 March to 8 April 2017
    Passports by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) at the group exhibition Make Truth Great Again at Jousse Enterprise in Paris, France
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  • 10 March to 11 March 2017
    Name Readymade by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute), Psycho Geographic by Irwin, Protestival by Vuk Ćosić, and a screening of My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the meeting Strange Correspendences at Casa Cavazzini in Udine/Videm, Italy
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  • 2 March 2017
    A screening of My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Martine Segal Theatre Center in New York, USA
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  • 10 February to 30 April 2017
    Passports by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) at the group exhibition Go Canny! at Villa Arson in Nice, France
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  • 10 December to 17 December 2016
    A group exhibition featuring works by Irwin, the OHO Group, Matej Stupica and Lenka Đorojević presented by Galleria A plus A, and a screening of Ron’s Story, produced by the Aksioma Institute and Video Production Kregar Studio (VPK Studio), at the Venice International Art Performance Week at European Cultural Centre Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy
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  • 19 November to 18 December 2016
    nEUROsis, a seminar and exhibition featuring Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), at Cyprus University of Technology, NeMe Arts Centre in Limassol, Cyprus
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  • 27 October 2016 to 3 March 2017
    Brainloop by Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) at the group exhibition Electronic Timing at Facultat de Belles Arts in Valencia, Spain
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  • 8 July 2016
    A screening My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at A Long Night of Eastern European Theatre at Internationales Theaterinstitut in Berlin, Germany
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  • 24 May to 26 May 2016
    Survival Kit fort he Anthropocene, a solo exhibition by Maja Smrekar (Aksioma Institute), within the festival MusraraMix at The New Gallery - Musrara in Jerusalem, Israel
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  • 29 April to 11 June 2016
    Freud, Marx und Ich, an exhibition of works by Žiga Kariž (Aksioma Institute), at Cubus-m in Berlin, Germany
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  • 7 April to 30 April 2016
    The Black Chamber, a group exhibition produced in partnership with Aksioma Institute, at the Mine, Yours, Ours Festival at Mali salon in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 19 February to 1 May 2016
    Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times, a group exhibition featuring Marriage Certificate by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), at Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland
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  • 21 January to 6 February 2016
    Temporary Objects and Hybrid Spaces, an exhibition by Marko Batista (Aksioma Institute), at Gallery Filodrammatica in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 17 December 2015
    A screening My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Institute for Theatre Studies in Berlin, Germany
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  • 9 December 2015
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and a Skype talk with Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) at Paralelní Polis in Prague, Czech Republic
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  • 24 September to 17 October 2015
    Credits by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) within the exhibition Self-managed Interest Community in the Cultural Centre of Belgrade at Cultural Centre of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia
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  • 18 September to 20 September 2015
    Projects Origami Space Race by Sašo Sedlaček (Aksioma Institute) and Spreadkom by BridA at the Abandon Normal Devices Festival, in Grizedale Forest, United Kingdom
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  • 11 September to 26 September 2015
    Supertrash, a solo exhibition by Sašo Sedlaček (Aksioma Institute), at Gallery Filodrammatica in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 12 June to 24 July 2015
    A New Use of the Self, a joint exhibition also featuring Troika by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), at The Luminary in St. Louis, USA
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  • 16 May to 20 June 2015
    Supertrash, a solo exhibition and opening lecture by Sašo Sedlaček (Aksioma Institute), at Casa Cavazzini - Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, ULTRA in Udine/Videm, Italy
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  • 13 May to 30 June 2015
    Sašo Sedlaček’s project Jobless Avatars (Aksioma Institute) at the 16th Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 at WRO Art Center in Wrocław, Poland
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  • 23 April 2015
    Eternal September, a group exhibition also featuring a lecture on memes by Smetnjak Collective (Aksioma Institute), at Swiss Institute in Milan, Italy
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  • 23 April to 14 May 2015
    Networked Disruption, a group exhibition also featuring works by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 15 April to 18 April 2015
    Temporary Objects and Hybrid Spaces, a sound installation exhibition and performance by Marko Batista (Aksioma Institute), at Gallery Močvara in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 6 February to 28 February 2015
    Refonte, an exhibition and round table discussion also featuring Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), Vladimir Vidmar (ŠKUC Gallery), and Simona Vidmar (Maribor Art Gallery), at Petirama in Marseille, France
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  • 5 February to 20 February 2015
    Accumulation of Matter, a group exhibition also featuring works by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), at Lehrter Siebzehn in Berlin, Germany
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  • 4 February to 12 February 2015
    The annual exhibition Open Systems 2-01-04/14 also featuring video projects by Vesna Bukovec (Kolektiva Institute) and Sašo Sedlaček (Aksioma Institute) at WUK Projektraum in Vienna, Austria
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  • 19 January 2015
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo in Bergamo, Italy
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  • 17 December 2014
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and a presentation of the project FREE Janez Janša and Mladen Dolar's booklet What's in a Name? at Forum Stadtpark in Graz, Austria
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  • 10 December 2014
    Name Readymade, a lecture and performance by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute), organised as part of the exhibition Despite Efficiency: Labour at Turner Contemporary in Margate, United Kingdom
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  • 6 November to 22 November 2014
    Selfportrait, a new media installation by Boštjan Čadež (Aksioma Institute), at Drugo more Gallery in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 26 October 2014
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles, USA
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  • 25 September to 15 November 2014
    NAME Readymade, a lecture performance by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute), and Credits, an exhibition by the same artists, at the group exhibition Dear Art at Gallery Nova in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 12 September 2014
    A screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Cortile di Palazzo Pallavicino in Parma, Italy
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  • 12 September to 14 September 2014
    Timing Diagrams, a multimedia performance by Marko Batista and Boštjan Čadež (Aksioma Institute), at the Lumina Festival in Cascais, Portugal
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  • 16 July 2014
    The film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the festival Santarcangelo 14 at Sferisterio in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
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  • 2 July to 5 July 2014
    Mister Nahtingal, a solo performance by Neven Korda, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Zank, and Glow by Fourklor, at the 20th International Theatre Festival PUF at Istrian National Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art in Istria in Pula, Croatia
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  • 30 May to 20 July 2014
    Maja Smrekar's BIOBASE: 45° 53' 28.20"N, 15° 36' 9.18"E (Aksioma Institute) as a part of the group exhibition [macro]biologies II: organisms at Art Laboratory Berlin in Berlin, Germany
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  • 17 May 2014
    The film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival at Skogen in Gothenburg, Sweden
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  • 9 May to 7 June 2014
    My Fiction is Real, a joint exhibition also featuring the installation Troika by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute) and a screening of the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Wivenhoe Park Colchester (University of Essex) in Essex, United Kingdom
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  • 11 April to 13 April 2014
    History of the Future, a multimedia installation by Maja Smrekar, co-organised by Aksioma Institute, at Pogon Jedinstvo in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 22 March 2014
    The film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at UnionDocs - Center for Documentary Art in New York, USA
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  • 13 March 2014
    Radical naming strategies in art and politics, a presentation by Janez Janša and a screening of excerpts from the film My Name Is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute, and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at Not An Alternative in New York, USA
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  • 27 January to 2 February 2014
    The video Jobless Avatars (The Real Curriculum) by Sašo Sedlaček (Aksioma Institute) at the Art Hack Day Berlin - Afterglow at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany
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  • 21 November 2013 to 12 January 2014
    I am another world - Artistic Authorship between Desubjectivization and Recanonization, a joint exhibition also featuring works by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Maska Institute, Emanat Institute, Aksioma Institute), at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Vienna, Austria
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  • 14 November to 4 December 2013
    An exhibition on the Janez Janša Case by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša (Maska Institute, Emanat Institute, Aksioma Institute) in the framework of the project Smuggling Anthologies at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 9 November to 12 December 2013
    A number of screenings of the documentary My name is Janez Janša, directed by Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the Festival Culturescapes Balkan 2013 in Basel, Bern, Chur, Geneva, Zürich, Switzerland
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  • 9 November 2013
    A screening of the documentary My name is Janez Janša, directed by Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute, and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the Influencers Festival at Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
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  • 23 October to 25 October 2013
    Screenings of films My name is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), Thanks for Sunderland, directed by Slobodan Maksimović and produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and the short film Worst Day Ever, produced by the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), at the XVIII International TV Festival Bar 2013 in Bar, Montenegro
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  • 5 October 2013
    A screening of the documentary My name is Janez Janša, directed by Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at AND2013 - the Festival of New Cinema, Digital Culture & Art at HUB in Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • 29 September to 8 December 2013
    A reconfiguration of the Dear Art exhibition, first produced by the Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, also featuring Slovene artists Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša (Aksioma Institute), and Vuk Ćosić at Calvert 22 Gallery in London, United Kingdom
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  • 12 September 2013
    Janez Janša's lecture performance NAME Readymade, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute, at McGill University - ARTS Building in Montreal, Canada
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  • 5 September 2013
    Janez Janša's lecture performance NAME Readymade, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute, at Department of Art and Design - Faculty of Arts (University of Alberta) in Edmonton, Canada
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  • 25 June to 26 July 2013
    A screening of the documentary My name is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), a master class by the director, and the installation Triplet by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša as a part of the joint exhibition Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough, at Media Forum at Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Moscow, Russia
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  • 20 June 2013
    Timing Diagrams, a multimedia performance by Marko Batista and Boštjan Čadež (Aksioma Institute), at the International Festival BuskerFest, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Skopje, at Macedonia Square in Skopje, Macedonia
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  • 31 May 2013
    NAME Readymade, a project by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute, presented at the Spring Festival Graz at FH JOANNEUM in Graz, Austria
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  • 17 May 2013
    A screening of the documentary My name is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and a talk with the director at Blauer Apfel - Platzhaus Teutoburger Platz in Berlin, Germany
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  • 13 May to 16 May 2013
    Timing Diagrams, a multimedia performance by Marko Batista and Boštjan Čadež (Aksioma Institute), and a presentation of The Museum in the Streets, the first large-scale public art exhibition in Slovenia, by [Bojana Piškur]] (Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova), at Spajalica at Kobler Square, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Zone in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 13 April to 27 April 2013
    A Trip by Nejc Gazvoda (Perfo Production), The Year of Hip Hop (Luksuz Production), My name is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the 20th Days of European Film, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Prague, at Art Brno, Art Ostrava, Bio Central Hradec Králové, Lucerna, Panorama Boskovice, Světozor in Boskovice, Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • 16 March to 19 March 2013
    Sad Sam Lucky by Matija Ferlin, produced by Emanat Institute, the film My name is Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and co-produced by Maska Institute and Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), and They Live (In Search of Text Zero) by Milan Marković and Maja Pelević, produced by Maska Institute at the Oslo Interantional Theatre Festival at Black Box Theater in Oslo, Norway
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  • 7 December 2012
    NAME Readymade project by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute at the exhibition Acts of Voicing at Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 11 November 2012
    Timing Diagrams, a performance by Marko Batista (Aksioma Institute) at the Amber Festival 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 21 September to 28 September 2012
    NAME Readymade project by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, and Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute, Zdenka Badovinac, and Irwin participating in the 24/7 marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art at the 2012 Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria
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  • 7 July 2012
    NAME Readymade, a lecture performance by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute at the festival Europe (to the power of) n in Berlin, Germany
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  • 20 April 2012
    Timing Diagrams performance by Marko Batista, produced by Aksioma Institute at Pogon - Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 14 April 2012
    NAME Readymade, lecture/performance by Janez Janša by Aksioma Institute and Maska Institute at Ivy Film Festival at Brown University in Providence, USA
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  • 14 April 2012
    NAME Readymade, lecture/performance by Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute and Maska Institute at the Festival TUPP at Uppsala Stadsteater in Uppsala, Sweden
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  • 14 March 2012
    Name Readymade, lecture/performance by Janez Janša, produced by Aksioma Institute, at the University of Hull, Interdisciplinary & Collaborative Practices Cluster, Scarborough in Hull, United Kingdom
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  • 26 November 2011
    Dialogue Finally Together On Time by Bojana Kunst and Ivana Müller, performance-lecture NAME Readymade by Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute, Forum Stadpark, Aksioma Institute at the Encounters in Synchronous Time project in Athens, Greece
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  • 26 November 2011 to 15 January 2012
    NAME Readymade project by Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša, produced by Maska Institute and Aksioma Institute, a part of the Scenarios about Europe: Scenario 2 exhibition and a lecture at Museum of Contemporary Arts - Leipzig GfZK-2 in Leipzig, Germany
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  • 24 September 2011
    Slovene Focus in Mons presents installation by Marko Batista (Aksioma Institute), Jan Cvitkovič's films, Dušan Šarotar's literature in cooperation with Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012 at Festival L'espace des possibles in Mons, Belgium
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  • 21 September 2011
    Project H22O by Marko Batista, produced by Aksioma Institute at Peek&Poke Retro Computer Club/Museum in Rijeka, Croatia
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  • 14 September to 21 September 2011
    NAME Readymade produced by Maska Institute, Forum Stadtpark and Aksioma Institute at the 17th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) at Sabanci Center in Istanbul, Turkey
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  • 14 April to 16 April 2011
    Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša at the Influencers Festival at Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain
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  • 15 March to 8 April 2011
    The Signature exhibition by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša at A+A Gallery in Venice, Italy
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  • 23 September to 1 October 2010
    The works by Miha Ciglar, Stefan Doepner, Sanela Jahić, Janez Janša, Borut Savski and Sašo Sedlaček at the DEVICE_ART 3.010 festival, coorganised by Kapelica Gallery at Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation and SuperDeluxe, Waseda University Toyama Campus in Tokyo, Japan
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The Aksioma Institute is a production and organisation unit for various endeavours in the field of contemporary art. It runs its own gallery called Aksioma Project Space, presents internationally renowned performances and new media art projects, collaborates in producing new artworks, publishes books and texts on artists and art, sets up lectures, and represents Slovene artists abroad.

Based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, it was founded in 2002 and is run by the multimedia artist Janez Janša, formerly known as Davide Grassi.

Creed

Aksioma tends to engage in projects which utilise new technologies and which reflect on the structures of the (post)modern society, as organised by technology itself. Focusing on artistic production that explores social and political concerns, it endorses practices which – for example – aim at rethinking, subverting or hacking the roles and narratives of mass media, using a variety of mediums to do so.

Though working primarily in the field of new media art, the institute also deals with performing and visual arts.

Projects

In light of more than a dozen (sometimes double so) productions, performances and exhibitions per year, one would be hard pressed to thoroughly sum up the directions explored by Aksioma.

Nevertheless, a very partial listing of its relatively recent projects can give a feel for the topics and means explored: Sonoseismic Earth (a responsive kinetic installation that presents Earth in the age of the Anthropocene), The World Without Us (a group exhibition exploring "narratives on the age of non-human actors"); Random Darknet Shopper (a robot/software entity that was randomly buying and ordering on the 'darknet'); Joey Skaggs in Ljubljana (a visit by the social activist, educator and prankster Joey Skaggs); All Work, No Play (an interactive exhibition of video games that make people critically engage with current socio-political issues); Eternal September (a group exhibition on the relationships between professional art making and the rising tide of amateur cultural movements throughout the Web); and History of the Future (a cinematic archive/multi-media presentation of international science-fiction production and representations of possible realities of the future and the present).

Artists

Aksioma Institute tends to work with artists whose approach to new media is not just about technology but also about the issues that resonate with Aksioma's overarching concern. Of the Slovene artists, one can thus name the multimedia artist Sašo Sedlaček; the self-styled 'pseudo-artist and intimate mobile communicator' Igor Štromajer (of the Intima Virtual Base); Neven Korda and his experimental video 'theatre'; Marko Batista, a tech-mixed-media artist, sound researcher, video experimentalist and AV performer; and the interdisciplinary artist Maja Smrekar, the recipient of the Golden Nica 2017.

A few of the many artists and collectives with whom Aksioma has collaborated are Jennifer Lyn Morone (US), Pinar Yoldas (TU), Jacob Appelbaum (US), !Mediengruppe Bitnik (CH/UK), Nicolas Maigret (FR), Molleindustria (IT), Golan Levin (US), Josef (Seppo) Gründler (AT), Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev (NZ), and Michael Madsen (DN).

Janez Janša namechange project

Aksioma has produced several projects by its director Janez Janša, formerly known as Davide Grassi. One very visible enterprise, initiated in 2007, was his official and permanent namechange. Alongside two other artists, formerly known as Emil Hrvatin and Žiga Kariž, he took the name of the then prime minister.

Various projects have taken place in the framework of this and the trio presented it also as the performance Signature Event Context on the Transmediale 2008 in Berlin. In the same year the exhibition called NAME - Readymade was featured at the Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art in Graz. Since than it was also presented in ArtLaboratoryBerlin, HONF laboratory Yogyakarta (Indonesia) and at the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. In 2012 Aksioma Institute ran the first successful crowdfunding project in Slovenia, which enabled the postproduction of the My Name Is Janez Janša documentary film.

Publications

Aksioma frequently publishes texts on contemporary art in various formats, books, brochures and catalogues. As a rule the publications are available to read both online and in print, and are usually available either in English or as bilingual publications.

The titles include Mladen Dolar's What’s in a Name and Domenico Quaranta's Beyond New Media Art; texts on the work of artists like Marko Batista and Sašo Sedlaček; The Pirate Book (offering a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy); and many others.

It has also released some albums, among them an album by the Bast collective Bast – Retinal Cirkus (2007) containing improvisations recorded at Klub Gromka.

Collaborations and partners

The Aksioma Institute as a producer and co-producer collaborates with numerous different institutions. In Slovenia, it's frequent partners are or have been Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, the KiBela Art Space, the Museum of Modern Art, the Maska Institute, the Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, the Kapelica Gallery, the Match Gallery, the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Bunker Institute, and the City of Women International Festival of Contemporary Arts.

International cooperation

In 2017 Aksioma won a Creative Europe grant for a project called State Machines. Art, Work, and Identity in an Age of Planetary-Scale Computation, featuring Drugo more udruge (HR), Furtherfield.org (UK), NeMe (CY), Stichting Hogeschool van Amsterdam (NL). Their previous projects under the auspices of Creative Europe have been the international cooperation projects Masters & Servers: Networked Culture in the Post-digital Age (2014–2016) and ARSCOPE: Art-Science Co-Operation Environement (2011–2013).

The institute has also worked with festivals and institutions abroad, among them the MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, MMSU - Museum of Contemporary Art in Rijeka (RE:akt!), Institute FH JOANNEUM Graz (Brainloop), V:NM Festival in Graz, Kunsthaus Graz etc.

Awards and mentions

See also

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